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Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning your beautiful gardens. It is common knowledge that gardening can quickly become expensive. All the little purchases can easily add up, from soil and fertilizer to flowers and trees, the list can seem never-ending.

Gardening on a budget is possible. You do not need to break the bank to create a beautiful garden that will bring joy throughout the year.


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It is a good idea to plan ahead when starting your spring gardening. Write out lists of locations and observe what plants would suit those locations best.


Once you have planned out the needs and requirements for your new gardens, you can purchase some of the tools necessary at a local dollar store. Many bargain shops have a variety of gardening tools from rakes to sprinklers that can be purchased. In fact, some dollar stores will even have things like soil and edging to help keep your gardens inexpensive.


Keep your water bill down this spring by using a rain barrel to capture the rainwater. Using rainwater to keep the soil moist for your plants is an efficient way to save money.  Just remember to put a screen on the top of the barrel to ward off pesky mosquitos.


Make it known to friends and family that you are planning on creating a garden. If they have any plants that they are looking to thin, offer to help thin them out if you can keep some of the cutoffs to plant in your garden.

In fact, you can search different sites and online marketplaces for people willing to give portions of their overgrown plants away.


Growing from seeds may take a little longer to add color and greenery to your garden, but seeds are generally cheaper to purchase than plants that have already been growing.

There are many ways to grow a beautiful spring garden on a budget. Just remember to have a plan and make the best out of bargain shops and online market places, and your garden will be beautiful and thriving right along with your wallet.

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Linda H

Monday 26th of February 2018

I just have a small garden and I think I will start some plants from seeds this year - something I have never done before but I know a lot of people that do.

Carole D

Friday 23rd of February 2018

These are great tips, I love exchanging perennials with friends and families. Also if you plant a vegetables garden you can share the seeds as well as you will not need them all.

Debbie White Beattie

Thursday 22nd of February 2018

You've got great tips and ideas but the idea of gardening brings me a big smile because it means that winter is almost OVER!!!!!!!!


Wednesday 21st of February 2018

I am going to look into a rain barrel this year for sure!


Wednesday 21st of February 2018

great tips. I can hardly wait to get out there and put my hands in the dirt!!!